How To Transfer Documents from CamScanner to Alternative Apps after India Ban


CamScanner is a Chinese-based mobile app that allows iOS and Android devices to be used as image scanners. Due to recent developments, CamScanner has been banned in India. Hence, the existing files which have been scanned in the application cannot be shared since the ban of servers.

However, there are still ways to transfer documents from CamScanner to other image scanning apps.

Follow the steps mentioned below to transfer documents from CamScanner to an alternate applications :

  1. Open the CamScanner application on your device and choose the document/documents that you would want to transfer.
  2. Then click on the 3 dots located at the bottom right corner of the page as shown in image 1.



3. When you have clicked on the 3 dots present on the bottom right corner, you will see multiple options in the drop down to share these documents.

Additionally, you can convert these files into PDF and also password protect the PDF files.

Further,  you can easily share the documents via email or upload to any external storage as shown below in Image 2.



4. To transfer these documents into other applications such as Covve Scan click on upload as seen in image 2. Which will lead you to a page (as shown in Image 3) which allows you to see multiple options to upload the documents in multiple cloud servers.

PSA : Use Google drive to upload your documents since it works for almost all alternative scanner apps and is easy and efficient to use as well.

5. There are 8 options currently available to upload your documents to a cloud server directly by simply verifying your credentials.

These are :

  1. Drop box
  2. Evernote
  3. Box
  4. OneDrive
  5. OneNote
  6. WebDav
  7. OwnCloud
  8. Google Drive

The files can now be downloaded or accessed from any app of these direct apps.



6. Once you have uploaded the documents you need to transfer these to the alternative app of your choice. To do so open the app to which you need to transfer the documents into and choose the cloud server provider in which you have uploaded your documents. We recommend Covve Scan, the world’s most accurate AI powered business card scanner.

That’s it! Your documents are now transferred into any alternative scanner application. You can use this same method to transfer your files into other applications and even to share it to multiple people as well!

Now to find the best apps you can use instead, click the link to read more on the best CamScanner alternatives and click here to find out more about the Covve Scan the world’s most accurate business card scanning app!

Download  Covve Scan for iOS or Android now and test it for yourself!

Updated on 04 Apr 2024.

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